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Poster: csaw44 Date: Nov 5, 2009 12:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: computer question

with all the studio albums, all the dicks picks, road trips, vault releases, and a no joke shitload of shows i've had on tape transferred to 400 or something cds, how big of hard drive should i have to fit all this on? if anyone knows please shed some light. thank you all

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Poster: Misty Eastwood Date: Nov 5, 2009 5:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

the these stations....
http://www.buffalotech.com/products/external-storage/

this storage unit was great for "Sallyboy's Hairy Diaper #86"

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 5, 2009 5:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

I know, I'm a luddite, but here's the deal. Whatever you buy, and the advice is to get as large a drive as you can afford, buy two of 'em. Too many times we've heard around here that their entire collection went Poof! first the clicking, then the scratching then the heads are so locked on the drive that nothing is available any more.

So, my advice: Buy yourself an external storage array. Not JBOD (Just a bunch of disc) but a truly mirrored array. It can be attached via USB/Firewire/ESATA, or even better Network Attached. But the key here is that you always have a back up.

Incidentally, as a luddite, I store my files in MP3, sure I like a high bit rate, but my old and tired ears can't hear the difference between Flac, SHN, OGG, or MP3. They do hear the difference between 128, and 320, though. My music is for me. I guess that it's too many shows sitting in front of Entwhistle's bass stacks, or even Phil's. A good number of Clash shows, probably the loudest that I've attended, and well, age. I just don't hear that well any more. It certainly saves on disc...


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Poster: hippie64 Date: Nov 5, 2009 6:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

The Ox!, aka Big Johnny Twinkle, I miss that cat.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 5, 2009 6:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

Yeah.. A few weeks ago I started a thread about favorite bassists, and we touched on a lot of choices. I mentioned
The Ox
Phil
Rob Wasserman
Tony Levin
Mike Rutherford
Jaco
Stanley Clarke
etc...

a few other mentions...
Geddy Lee

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Nov 5, 2009 7:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX88Qa-4T_s&;feature=related

the portion where John sheilds his bass from pete's exploding guitar fragments tells the whole story
to late the hero !
my appologies for hijacking the thread

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 5, 2009 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

Flea

Jack Casady

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Poster: Misty Eastwood Date: Nov 5, 2009 7:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

Charlie Mingus
Spanky DeBrest
Larry Graham
Billy Bacon
....and that killer Gut Bucketter "Slippery String"

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Poster: Estimated Pete Date: Nov 5, 2009 3:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

This is how I broke it down:
2tb hd- 1965>1979
2tb hd- 1980>1986
2tb hd- 1987>1993
2tb hd- 1994,1995 plus JGB 1962->1995

(all are either flac or shn files)

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Poster: Misty Eastwood Date: Nov 5, 2009 5:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

400 cds x 800 MB each or figure 1GB per show @ shn or flac(on avg)= 500 GB to start.

p.s. are you a Glenn Campbell fan ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc88O04XCV8&;NR=1





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Poster: barbwirewhipping Date: Nov 11, 2009 5:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

Always stealing my shit Misty!

Man smart. WOMAN SMARTER.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 5, 2009 7:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

OMG! That's Maynard James Keenan from Tool singing!

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Nov 5, 2009 2:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

Depends on the formats of the digital files. Just get the very biggest you can afford. You'll fill it up eventually.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 5, 2009 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

I stay clear of the huge TB drives due to a drive i had that cratered and I lost allmost everything. I stick with 500 MB or so. That way if one crashed I haven't lost it all. Hard Drives are pretty cheap these days. I prefer Western Digital because they've never let me down. Stay away from I/O magic, F'n thing bombed a month after I had it.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 5, 2009 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

Yep, I have two, one 250 gb, one 500 gb. The first I bought three yrs ago when I arrived here, based on Forumite rec's (Seagate), and then I got another Seagate a month or two ago...the newer one is 1/5th the size, and twice as big storage wise! Can carry it my pocket. All my DEAD fits on the 250 (early era bias benefit!), and everything else fits on the 500. Then, between work and home, I have enough puters to have everything in four/five "places" (ie, ext HDs, puter HDs, free disks).

Paranoid? Yep...lost ANYTHING the past five yrs? Nope! Even with three diff puter crashes...I never wait to back up anything--it always is in two/three places by the end of the day...

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Nov 5, 2009 9:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

i've got a 250 gig, a 500 gig, and a 750 gig about 3/4 full. i also have everything backed up on 238 dvd's. so far, i've burned about 250 shows to cdr. god i love being a deadhead.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2009 7:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

Whatever you get make sure you reformat (format, not convert) the FAT or FAT32 file system structure to NTFS or your data transfer rates will be glacial if the drive is larger than 3-4 Gig.

Word of warning - I have a 10 Terabyte drive and it took close to 48 hours to reformat from FAT32 to NTFS.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 5, 2009 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

Isn't 10 terabytes supposed to be the capacity of the human brain? I'd just commit it all to memory ...

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 5, 2009 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

Kind of like having the the new Dallas Cowboys stadium as your dining room - lots of unused and wasted space?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 5, 2009 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

"...lots of unused and wasted space..."

Our working hypothesis around here: we strive to fill all unused space with analysis of drivel, linkages to threads that have been linked before, and of course, reanalysis of the prior analysis of drivel (my favorite) because we forgot the link that would have linked us to all of it the first time around (which in fact is usually the second or third time around, since they occurred prior to our learning how to "search" the Forum properly).

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Poster: cush212 Date: Nov 5, 2009 11:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

...Yeah, like Tell says!!!

Whatever the hell he's saying...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 5, 2009 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

Yeah--if you're not part of the solution ("wasting space" and "wasting your time"), you're just part of the problem (that being doing something useful, getting a life, being a productive member of non-Forum society, etc...Gadzooks! Who wants THAT!?!?).

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Poster: Misty Eastwood Date: Nov 5, 2009 12:27pm
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what's a RAM ?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 5, 2009 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

Now, that was funny on a number of levels, C! I know that it's awk with some of the folks around here, but that sort of post makes it seem like you're one of the regulars...or, irregulars I suppose. Guerrilla warfare, Forum style.

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Poster: cush212 Date: Nov 6, 2009 10:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

What??? You're sayingI look like a Gorilla???

:)

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 5, 2009 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

You familiar with the "Goldfish Principal?"

This is a universal concept along the lines of Occam's Razor, wherein:

Stuff grows to fill the space allotted...

A goldfish in a lake grows much larger than a goldfish in a bowl.

The larger the hard drive, the more stuff you store.

The more your earn, the more you spend.

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 6, 2009 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

"Stuff grows to fill the space allotted..."

I wear HUGE underwear.

This post was modified by high flow on 2009-11-06 18:42:09

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 6, 2009 10:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

Do these pants make my ass look bigger?

No, honey, it's your ass that makes your ass look bigger.

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Poster: cush212 Date: Nov 6, 2009 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck!

What forum is this anyhow? Not that I have a whole lot to add. Just like to be bothersome...

;)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 5, 2009 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question



Bigger Garage = Bigger and More Garage Spiders

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 5, 2009 9:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

Oh yeah...applies to my wife, esp. I will never forget when we first were married, 30 yrs ago, and arrived at our new rental with just over $100 in the bank...she worried a bit too much, I thought, but always insisted once we had $1000 tucked in the bank, she'd rest easy...

Think that turned out to be true? Still love her dearly, and her worry wart nature keeps her (us) from spending...I have to work had to explain/justify my DEAD related purchases.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Nov 5, 2009 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

it is a lot of space, but here at the office, we're looking at multiple Petabytes. I think that I have 14 EMC DMX Frames on the floor.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Dec 18, 2009 1:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: computer question

Thanks Mando

I had no idea what FAT32 or NTFS was

Here is a pretty good link for us non-PC-Techie types

http://www.thundercloud.net/information-avenue/ntfs-vs-fat32/

My background is in Mainframe IBM OS 390 -- JCL, Cobol, VSAM, CICS & DB2 so the PC jargon I ALWAYS have to look up.

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